Is it OK to sell hats made using patterns from a book? For instance the Trilby made and discussed here using the book "Stylish Cloches." OK if one sites the book as as source? or no OK no matter what?
When making custom clothing, hats, accessories - one may use a purchased pattern, using one pattern for one order.
When at sewing expos and talking with clothing and had bag authors, many say oh yes use the patterns for things you sell. Others say NO. So usually, I ask and go with what they say.
Now, how do I do this with a book in a language I cannot read, but am using based on general knowledge and graphics and wee bits of English words and numbers?
This has come up because the hat I made intended to be a gift is too big for my friend. And I'd rather make another smaller one than remake the already finished one. So I though about selling it on Etsy. What do you think? Is it acceptable to do that?
** note: in my quest to find Ohko Ishida, the book author, have done some googling and found a few neat articles on her "Heading in Her Own Direction" and "Daughter of Japanese hat-maker Hirata launches line." But those are from 2000 and 2002. Have not found anything more recent. Also found this and have emailed to see if they will help me find her.